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Mikhail Bulgakov's Museum

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Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 10 | Entrance 6, 4th Floor, Apt. 50, Moscow 125047, Russia
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For lovers of Bulgakov

Great little musem, totally dedicated to the most famous Bulgakov book. Very interesting stuff, especially original artworks for some of the early editions of the book.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The museum seemed to be interesting, but there was unfortunately no information in English. We thus didn't understand anything. The lay-out of the rooms were good. We could afterwards visit Bulgakov's apartment as well, which is quite close to the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great little musem, totally dedicated to the most famous Bulgakov book. Very interesting stuff, especially original artworks for some of the early editions of the book.

1 Thank Aleksandar S
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It's a small museum in city center (previously bulgakov house ) ,from the entrance of museum you can see drawings n sculptures about master n margarita .if you r a fan of this novel ,you absolutely love it.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visiting Bulgakov Museum it is in a way of learning about living 90 years ago in Moscow. Sharing kitchen, have your one room to live and write and sleep. Take a walk in the area as well visit Restaurant Margarita. You have it all from the famouse writer.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

There are two Bulhakovs memory places at the same address. SO called Bulhakov House is less interesting, though a nice sculpture Of Koroviov and Behemot at front, as well as Berlioz head under the tram inside make it quite spectacular. The best value is for people who understand Russian as it is a solid story on Bulhakovs Life and work.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The house is very small and you don't need more then 15-20 minutes to spend inside it, especially if you're not speaking Russian, but still has some memorable peaces from the history of Bulgakov's life.

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We wanted to see something unusual in Moscow, and our guide suggested us to go there. You have to go upstairs without elevator, but it was worth to do it. Inside there are many odd exhibits, if you are familiar with this novel of Bulgakov, everything will be interesting for you, if not, still you will be curious to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Its not a bad museum, very small and not so great if you don't speak Russian although they do supply you with an English guide kinda thing (folder with some information). The staff were very nice and made the experience more enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

As a fan of museums, historic homes of great men and Russian literature, a visit to the Bulgakov House-Museum was high on my itinerary. Perhaps higher than it should have been. The primary redeeming factor of the entire experience was that my short visit was felt like somthing Bulgakov himself would have written. First, the museum is somewhat difficult to... More 

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Here you can order an excursion, drink tea, take a tram (or bus) tour (on some mystical places)), that tours can be held at night )), and of course you can buy Bulgakov's books. So the place is worth of visiting.

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Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.